Harry Wilson extended his sparkling run of form for Hull City at the weekend with a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over QPR at the KCOM stadium.
The Liverpool loanee has swiftly cemented a starting spot since signing in January, earning the regular senior minutes he required as the natural progression in his development.
Wilson has been notably instrumental in helping Hull distance themselves from the relegation zone, with Championship survival now well within reach for Nigel Adkins’ men.
The 21-year-old opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a delicate chipped finish into the far corner after bursting onto Abel Hernandez’s pass.
Hernandez was key in doubling Hull’s lead in first half stoppage time when his effort hit the bar before ricocheting in off unfortunate goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
Wilson was involved again after the interval as he picked up the ball in a no.10 position before producing an incisive through ball to pick out eventual scorer Kamil Grosicki.
The rout was completed by Hernandez in the 69th minute as Hull moved seven points adrift of the drop zone.
Liverpool’s starlet has now scored four goals and provided three assists in eight appearances for his temporary employers, staking a strong claim for first team involvement with the Reds during pre-season.
A place in Jurgen Klopp’s 2018/2019 plans may also beckon, although could be reliant on how the summer transfer window pans out.
Wilson contributing both out wide and centrally in a physically-demanding division is a promising sign in terms of the proactiveness and assertiveness Klopp demands in attacking areas.
To see him eager to get himself on the ball knowing he has the talent to contribute only bodes well for what is to come.